Beginner at Life
Beginner at Life explores, in a refreshing and original voice, questions of sex, relationship, family, motherhood, and career – through the semi- autobiographic story of Eden, who dreams to be aof being a singer and fulfilling her vision of who she really is.
Through an emotional storm of humor, pain, fear, and hope, we join Eden's confrontation, for the first time in her life, with all she had succeed to suppress for many years: hHer difficulties with her husband, the detachment from her body and its needs, the complex relationship with her mother, the anorexia that suddenly took over her life, her never ending effort to satisfy everyone around her, and, in short –, renouncing her privilege to be who she really is, who she always wanted to be.
The play was written in 2004, and was performed since then in NYC (Mamapalooza reading 2010), Canada (University of New Brunswick, NB), Sydney Australia (Newtown Theater) and Arezzo Italy (Teatro le Glicini).
ZOA theater, Tel Aviv 2010
Play by: Alana Ruben Free
Translation: Sara Boxnboim
Chief Producer: Bettina Zeloof Blanga
Actor: Marina Faingold
Set and Costume Designer: Noa Nave
Music: Udi Berner
Lighting Design: Iris Mualem
Production Manager and Assistant Director: Denise Atrackhi